HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - A statewide doctors'group calls for legislation to help fight prescription drug abuse.
Speaking out on Wednesday, the president of the Pennsylvania Medical Association called on the state senate to pass a prescription drug monitoring bill. His statement followed a vote by a senate committee approving the legislation.
The Medical Society says doctors are more than willing to help fight the prescription drug abuse crisis but they lack an important tool.
The group says a prescription drug monitoring system could help physicians better determine whether the patient they are examining is a drug addict, doctor shopper, or a person with legitimate pain.